NFT protest: This is how Shanghai citizens denounce the world’s worst lockdown

NFT coin to prove solid full closure The shortcomings of the system established by local authorities to penetrate state control Keeping a vivid memory of an experience does not have to repeat itself.

population Shanghai They found an original way to protest the extremist measures imposed by the government. This started, after Xi Jinping’s zero-contagion policy strict restrictionsViolating the human rights of citizens, separating children from parents and isolating millions of people without an adequate system to provide assistance to all. An extremely severe plan that culminated with a caseThe man surrendered to the dead but is still alivewho awoke from his slumber while rescuers were taking him to the morgue.

Exceptional cases such as the one described and strict measures such as not being able to leave the house for several weeks anger was born In most of China’s main financial center population of over 25 million. The frustration, in particular, was the inability to purchase food and the lack of medical care and medicines needed for patients. But in the face of the police force’s strict control over government dictates, a blow was needed to make one’s voice heard.

The solution was great, with hundreds of people starting to exploit the blockchain to convert snapshots and clips into digital tokens, introduced in the most famous marketplaces in the sector in order to publish what has happened and is still happening with part of a city in lockdown. Bearing in mind that the gimmick has intensified internet monitoring by responsible authorities, in the past few hours OpenSea, the largest digital NFT marketplace ever, has been filled with tokens made by Shanghai citizens, with as many as 786 lots up for sale Related to “The April Voice”, a six-minute video immortalizing the sounds of residents’ protest on the night of last April 22. There are also fake Cultural Revolution posters criticizing government actions, made by artists in a permanently closed position on OpenSea: the page is called PopagandaShanghai.

Page on OpenSea.

I formatted the video’s NFT and froze its metadata, so he can stay on IPFS forever,” a Chinese user said on Twitter (banned in China but accessible via VPN) the next day, referring to the type of network being used. It’s about being able to. Show popular rebellion‘, he said instead Reuters A programmer from Shanghai wished to remain anonymous in connection with the video in question.

Also on OpenSea, other forms of NFT derived from complaints about the state of the city have proliferated Weiboone of the most famous Chinese social networks, along with photos taken inside quarantine centers and fragments of life in isolation.

The Cultural Revolution fake posters in closing sauce (here in the article cover photo) come from PopagandaShanghai.

There are those who managed in this way to earn good numbers, such as Simon Fongis a 49-year-old Malaysian designer who has lived in Shanghai for nine years and has produced a series of illustrations on the latter topic, managing to acquire more than 2500 dollars From the sale of nine digital artworks, from traumatic scenes during molecular tests to residents’ frustration with judges’ rations.

Main image: Cultural Revolution fake posters in closing sauce from PopagandaShanghai on OpenSea

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